Through its project delivery and key partnerships, LSAnalysis uses industry expertise to improve human performance through training analysis, design, development and training evaluation.

Phil Wallace, LSAnalysis’ Principal Consultant for Training Development Services is a former Royal Australian Air Force Officer, who supported the delivery of training for various Air Force applications for over 22 years.  Phil is considered as an authority on the Systems Approach to Defence Learning (SADL).

In addition to his military career, he has over 22 years’ experience in industry as a practicing Training Consultant.

Work Conducted for Road Safety Projects/Programs

Since 2008 Phil has collaborated with road safety researchers to apply experience in the analysis, design and development of adult learning to novice road user skill development. From November 2018 Phil has been part of an Austroads funded UNSW road safety research team investigating learning and assessment implications of advanced driver assistance systems for light and heavy vehicle drivers.

Phil conducted the training needs analysis, drawing on his experience in analysing aircrew training needs for the Australian Defence Force, and draft guidance documents for Australasian registration and licensing authorities.

For the Victorian TAC, Phil’s work included the design and development of the original and successful DriveSmart product, RideSmart and the Perfect Ride. He provided instructional design expertise, developed activity storyboards and scripts, and supervised video shoots and online product development.

Notably, Phil was asked to re-develop and modernise the DriveSmart program. 

“LSAnalysis was asked to review the original [DriveSmart] research and design, exercise methods and found that the research underpinning the program was still relevant.” Phil explained “However, the age of the program was impacting on program delivery. The same proven learning principles were applied, but the latest video and online technologies were used.”

Phil drafted video-based exercise scenarios, scripts, supervised the filming and post-production editing, and participated in the supervision of website design and development. 

In parallel, Phil provided advisory services to the development of the TAC/VicRoads Digital Learning Kit. He researched methods for teaching hazard perception and responding by motorcyclists, storyboarding and supervision of filming for the 2004 VicRoads Hazard Perception Test.  This resulted in the development of the VicRide On-Road Coaching program, training, check rides and assessment for the Motorcycle – Graduated Licensing System. 

Phil commented ”My work with the TAC has been particularly rewarding as the direct benefits of this work are reflected in the training outcomes measured by the training course analytics.”

Safe System Approach to Road Safety

Safe systems methods are increasingly being adopted by safety-critical industries and sectors, including aviation and road safety. LSAnalysis have applied safe system principles in aviation through a training needs analysis for the introduction of safe systems to Defence aviation maintenance 2015-2016. 

Phil was appointed to a 3 person team established by the TAC and VicRoads in 2015 to draft a learning framework for young driver education and training in Victoria based on the TAC-adopted Safe System approach to Road Safety. 

The safe system approach to road safety considers the inter-dependence of road and vehicle design, speed and road user behaviour and recognises that people make mistakes. A safe system needs to provide measures to take account of these mistakes while also acting to minimise them.” Phil said.

A key contribution by Phil was the outline of a learning model through which developing road user knowledge, skills and attitudes are moderated by internal and external influences, and then manifest as behaviours on the road (Learning Framework for Young Driver Education and Training in Victoria Version 2.0 dated 18 September 2015, Figure 3 – available on request).

This model was elaborated by the team and implications built into the draft of the Young Driver Education and Training framework. This same learning model, based on the safe system approach to road safety, was used by Phil to contribute to the development of the TAC/VicRoads Digital Learning Kit.

This ultimately led to Learning Systems Analysis being awarded the 2019 Gold winner of the Best eLearning Design – Free eLearning Resource and Platinum winner of the Best eLearning Design – Interactive Scenario for our work with the TAC.

“I was proud to be part of an award-winning team that culminated in a product that can ultimately be developed for other uses and outcomes and have an extremely positive impact on young drivers.” Phil said

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